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Mother of Newport News man killed in 2013 pleading for answers in son’s death

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 16:20:47-04

NEWPORT NEWS – Sharisse Marrow says life hasn’t been easy for the last three years.

“It’s a lot of emptiness, numbness, struggling to make it through a day. For the most part its been a nightmare,” she explains. “Other people, they can go home and hug their son and tell their son they love them, I can’t.”

On January 21, 2013, Ajene Marrow, Sharisse’s son, was gunned down outside of his girlfriend’s and son’s home in the Americana East Mobile Home Park in Newport News. Police say the shooter drove up to the home on Maple Court in a gold colored Nissan and opened fire, striking Ajene and killing him. Sharisse says she remembers the night perfectly.

“I was kinda confused not really understanding like did I hear what I heard? ”

Especially when she was told by doctor’s that her son didn’t make it.

“The doctor came in to where I was and told me that she’s sorry, there was nothing she could do and he was gone,” Sharisse recalled.

While Sharisse continues to struggle with the loss of her son, she says the hardest part for her is going on without answers.

“Why? Even if you were angry with him he would have never been violent to you.”

As the Newport News Police Department continues to work Ajene’s case, his family continues to remember his caring personality.

“My son was loving, he loved his children,” said Sharisse. “Anytime that he could help someone, he did.”

Now she is helping someone will help her and police, by coming forward with information about Ajene’s death.

According to the Newport News Police Department, there are between 60 and 80 cold cases detectives are working on. They hope by talking about the cases, more leads and information will come forward.

If you can help police with Ajene’s case or any of their cold cases, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.